Albany landfill closure date extended and city trash plan on hold, Nixon pushes for universal rent control, Goldstock's closed

Albany landfill and trash collection
The projected closure date of the Albany landfill has been extended to 2026, and the city's new DGS commissioner tells Amanda Fries the transition to pay-as-you-throw garbage collection "is not dead, but it's not alive." [TU]

State money for Albany crime prevention
The Cuomo admin says it's directing $2.2 million toward anti-violence initiatives in the city of Albany, including money for job training, a mentorship program, State Police assistance on patrols, and crime analysis. [TU]

Albany County ADA resigns over freelance work
The Albany County prosecutor found out to be doing freelance appeals work for a prominent local defense attorney has resigned and is taking a job with the county public defender's office. [TU]

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Housing affordability
Cynthia Nixon and Jumaane Williams are pushing universal rent control as a policy -- though the details appear to be unclear. [Politico NY]

Cuomo's America was "never that great" comment
+ An overview of the political fallout (if any), premeditation (if any), context and pearl clutching related to Andrew Cuomo's recent "never that great" comment. [Spectrum] [Politico NY]
+ Cue the President of the United States. [Twitter]
+ The state Republican Party bought Andrew Cuomo a one-way bus tickets to Canada. [AP/News10]

State Attorney General election
Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney talks with the Times Union editorial board about his desire to be AG. [TU]

Off-duty deputy shoots dog
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says an off-duty deputy shot a dog that attacked his off-duty K-9 in Colonie while they were walking with a neighbor and the neighbor's dog. The sheriff says the attacking dog jumped the neighbor's dog and then the K-9 -- the deputy then fired on the attacking dog, hitting it once. [TU] [News10]

Ethics complaint over Troy docs
An ethics complaint filed by Troy councilman Mark McGrath apparently prompted the release of documents by the Madden admin that the councilman had seeking in connection with the handling of deed restrictions on properties sold by the city. [TU]

Alternative treatment court for man in Schenectady standoff
A look at how the man at the center of a six-hour standoff with police in Schenectady this past June could end up avoiding jail time by going through the Schenectady County Alternative Treatment Court, which is focused on mental health issues. [Daily Gazette]

Saratoga Springs community forum about racism
Listening at community discussion in Saratoga Springs about racism and how to respond. [Daily Gazette]

Opposition to Brunswick development
There's been community opposition, largely related to traffic, over a development along Hoosick Street in Brunswick that would include 200 apartments, an Aldi, and a fast-food franchise

Goldstock's Sporting Goods in Glenville has closed -- though town supervisor Chris Koetzle says the owner hopes to re-open. The business has roots that stretch back to 1896. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Amazon and The Spectrum?
"People familiar with the situation" tell Bloomberg News that Amazon is looking at buying Landmark Theaters, the company that now owns The Spectrum in Albany. [Bloomberg News/TU]

Stuff going on this weekend

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I for one welcome our new Amazon overlords. Now, who wants to open an indie movie theater with me?

The attacking dog should be put down

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